Sunday Words of Encouragement September 12, 2021

This morning our Pastor started a new series: “Walking With Jesus”. He noted that we are not always walking and the issues may be: getting started, what can we expect, how to keep going, and what does the finish look like?

Many of us choose to walk to a destination. Sometimes friends ask to take a walk, not to get to a destination but to share time and get to know each other.

When we start walking with Jesus, it changes us completely. It begins a lifelong journey that changes our life. It changes our view and what we think about. When Jesus walked with his friends and followers, He was always the one to lead. They talked and often asked Jesus questions about society, politics, creation, and heaven. He answered their questions. He was always patient with them.

He calls us to walk with Him and obey Him. 1 John 2:3-6.
He wants us close enough to hear all that He says, so He can have a personal conversation with us. He wants us to walk close beside Him.

Our roots should grow into Him. Colossians 2: 6-7.

The Point: Walking with Jesus leads us into a new relationship, and into new life and new purpose,

If you haven’t started walking with Jesus, you can start today. Don’t stay on the periphery. Don’t just walk around Him. Get close and let Him lead. Go when and where he leads.

When you start a walk with Jesus, you are offered forgiveness.
He takes us where we are ready to go, where He has prepared us to go. He will always go with us. The best thing for us is to walk where He directs, even if it is a new place. He will be there with us.

Sometimes we get tired, and He may pick us up. Other times we may stray away – we want to do it on our own. But if we allow our roots to grow into Him, we will recognize the security He offers. He will always be there for us. Our relationship with Him will be what matters.

How is your walk with Jesus today? Accept His invitation to walk closely with Him.

My Husband picked the video song this morning.
An older, well known hymn: Just a Closer Walk With Thee.

Verses for Today:
Colossians 2:6-7 NIV
Spiritual Fullness in Christ
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Heavenly Father, please help me to walk with You and stay close to You each day.

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